Big Mother Bay Fishing

211 West Swordfish Street
South Padre Island TX, United State…

Big Mother Bay Fishing runs fishing trips around the bay waters that surround South Padre Island, Texas. These fisheries offer a range of tasty and feisty fish to catch, with Reds, Trout, and Snook leading the way. But, there’s much more to catch, and Capt. Kevin will help you make the most out of your trip.

Year round, these waters prove to be lucrative fishing spots, but to have a blast, you will need someone who’s versed in getting the fish to bite. Capt. Kevin has accommodated numerous repeat customers and will cater to novice and pro anglers with same professionalism.

You will join Kevin and launch into Lower Laguna Madre waters. There, you will be able to target Red Drum, Black Drum, Trout, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, and more. Capt. Kevin will supply the light tackle to get around these beauties, and it is included in the trip rates.

To get to these hot spots, you will be boarding an 18’ Fisher Flats center console that can take up to four people. She is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha HDPI engine and can reach the speeds of up to 45 knots. The boat is rigged with GPS, a Hummingbird fishfinder, stores life jackets, features a live bait well and two coolers.

You can try a variety of techniques, using either artificial lures or live bait. You can try drift fishing, bottom fishing, jigging, spinning, popping, or even fly fishing - but bring your own fly fishing gear.

Capt. Kevin will supply rods, reels, tackle, ice, water, with the option of filleting your catch. You should bring a valid fishing license, snacks and drinks. Pack sunglasses, sunblock, a cap, comfortable clothes, and a non-marking shoes. Also, bring a camera to get a photo of your catch. Come along for a nice day out.

Big Mother Bay Fishing runs fishing trips around the bay waters that surround South Padre Island, Texas. These fisheries offer a range of tasty and feisty fish to catch, with Reds, Trout, and Snook leading the way. But, there’s much more to catch,

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Trip Date:
  • 6 Hour Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 300 up to 1 person
    + US$ 150 each additional person
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Fisher Flats (Center console) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2010. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha HPDI engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

18 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Drum

Jack Crevalle


Snapper (Mangrove)

Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
two coolers
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
two coolers
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Kevin Nicholls
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
Member since September 2016
Captain Kevin Nicholls is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed and Texas registered fishing guide who provides inshore fishing trips around South Padre Island. He caters to anglers of all levels of expertise and will gladly accommodate you aboard his boat. he knows these waters well and will show you how to claim your prize.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

South Padre Island Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.39 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Had a blast, Kevin worked very hard to find fish on a tough day. This was my wife’s first trip bay fishing and most she ever fished and thoughroughly enjoyed the trip.  He is the very nowledgeable of the area and all around great guy. I plan on going out again and highly recommend Catain Kevin

Fished October 20, 2017
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Kevin was an awesome guide. His goal was to get fish and we did. Very professional, easy going.

Fished October 7, 2017
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Had a great time. Caught some good size fish especially red fish. I had to tell Captain Kevin it was time for me to go in or we might still be fishing.

Fished September 13, 2017
Kevin Nicholls (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 29, 2017

Jesse was a very seasoned angler…. I was really trying to put him on some catch and release fish. Fishing was pretty much throwing plastics that day plus some cut bait…. Jesse was right I probably would have kept him out there all day…LOL

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